There is such a thing as being too defensive, too sensitive, too ready to argue -- a person can, indeed, "protest too much".
Those of us who have raised children know what it means when a five or six year old is just too insistent and too verbal in their denial of something that they might have done wrong.
That is the distinct impression one would get when reading the response of certain supporters of the board of directors of the Arvada Fire Protection District to the three articles I have written in reference to the November 2, 2010, AFPD tax hike election.
Why was and is board of director member Ted Terranova so verbose and reactive and antagonistic towards my initial letter-to-the-editor and web posting simply questioning the amount of the property tax hike requested by the AFPD?
Why did he personally spend hundreds of dollars to buy ads in the Arvada Press newspaper in October to specifically attack me and respond to my questions and arguments about the need for such a large tax hike and why the election was being 'privatized'?
Why has the AFPD fire chief, himself, felt so compelled to lash-out in reply to my questioning of his description about what went on at the Arvada Fire Protection District's headquarters on election day?
I point you in the direction of the latest extra-helping of defensiveness from Mr. Terranova and 'Comments' made by Fire Chief Greer at YourHub.com: 'Truths about the Arvada Fire Protection District Election'.
Of course, I also recommend that you read my original articles (if you haven't previously) to see what all the fuss from Mr. Terranova is all about:
Make sure and read the 'Comments' left at these articles ... you will be astounded that people would respond is such an uncivil manner to a straightforward article about a 55% tax hike.
I have to say that honestly, in respect to the kind of rhetoric emanating from AFPD board member Terranova and the fire chief, I am wondering more about what they causes them to be so irritated and angry.
Are there perhaps more questions that need to be asked?